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ever good morning, america. breaking this morning on this 11th anniversary of 9/11, a new government warning that american hospitals aren't securing dangerous materials that could make a dirty bomb. in one case, radioactive items left near an open window. the alarming, new report out now. miracle rescue, on the frigid alaskan see. this fisherman floating alone for an entire day on a small, plastic fish crate. no radio or phone. how this 19-year-old managed to survive stormy seas with some songs and a personal pep talk. extreme star's moment of crisis. the baby of chris powell, carjacked with his nanny inside.
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how we can learn from the split-second decision she made to save their lives. and how the ipad was the thief's ultimate undoing. and cramming right now for a very special guest appearance, co-hosting "gma" live, can she past the test in the hotseat? joining team robin this morning, jessica simpson is here to take "gma" by storm. >> i'm getting ready. good morning, america. that is right. jessica simpson is going to join team robin. our first special guest host this morning. she's going to be 8:00. and as robin begins her medical leave, amy robach. we have a special message from robin in a few minutes. >> looking forward to that. you're looking live at
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ground zero and the brand-new freedom tower rising high over lower manhattan. it's set to be completed next year. it's a symbol of rebirth on 9/11. >> we remember everyone at the pentagon and shanksville this morning. a brand-new abc news/"washington post" poll out now, that shows president obama getting a bounce now. and it shows insight as to why president obama may be pulling ahead and where romney's opportunities might lie. what a night for tennis. andy murray winning his first grand slam in an epic match. one of the longest in tenney history. and 007, sean connery, was there, as predicted, to cheer on his fellow scot. let's get to josh and the news. this frightening 9/11 report. >> on this 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, a new report out raising concerns about our vulnerable to potential terrorists. but not at the airports or along
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the borders. but inside our hospitals. pierre thomas is here with this new warning. >> reporter: good morning, josh. authorities have identified no specific plots on this anniversary 9/11, many threats remain, including the potential for radicals to get access to radioactive materials. that's why this new report is so alarming. this report says this 9/11, some hospitals have been lax in securing dangerous materials that the terrorists could use to make a radiological or dirty bomb. the goa has warned before, about hospitals that use radioactive materials to treat cancer patients. >> we realize how important this material is, it has to be secured. >> reporter: the report identifies 1,500 hospitals as having high-risk sources. at one facility, a device
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containing potentially lethal cicum, was in a door with a combination lock. and the lock was written on the wall. at a third facility, at least 500 people had unescorted access to radiologic material. the nuclear commission challenged the report that overall security at hospitals is lax. the agency said since 9/11, the government has helped medical facilities to develop layers of security for such dangerous materials. josh? >> pierre thomas, in washington. thank you for that. al qaeda has suffered another major blow. al qaeda's second in command in yemen has been killed in an air strike. al qaeda's yemen branch is viewed the most active in plotting attacks. turning to the economy. if you're looking for a job, you may not have much luck over the next three months. 17% of u.s. companies plan to
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hire workers between now and year's end. that's down from 21% in the last three months, a year ago. and the chicago teacher's strike has entered its second day, with both sides refusing to budge. it means no classes again for some 400,000 students in the city. the main sticking points are teacher evaluations, based on test scores. and whether laidoff teachers should get priority in future job openings. and a remarkable scene to bring you in the sky. two small planes colliding over holland. i'm not sure we have the video. and so, we'll have that for you in just a bit. as we move along, now, we move to tennis. and what a match it was last night in the u.s. open, drawing to a close for the men. it took a very long time for the british isles to see headline they've long awaited for. british man wins major tennis tournament. that man again, the scot, andy
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murray, battling novak djokovic for five sets monday. the match lasting nearly five hours. tying a record for the longest-ever u.s. open final. the last time you saw a scene like this, for europe brits, 1936, when fred perry did it. his big win coming one month after he won olympic gold. all eyes will turn, next sumr, to the lawns of wimbledon. if he gets it done there, that place will go bananas. >> hard to believe it's been that long. now, to the campaign trail. "your voice, your vote." and with just 56 days until the election, our brand-new abc news/"washington post" poll out this morning, showing president obama getting a real bounce out of his convention. now, leading mitt romney among registered voters. the romney team, playing down the bounce. they call it a sugar high. >> reporter: a sugar high is exactly what they're calling it. call it what you will, george. the president taking the lead in our new poll. as the president and mitt romney travel through the battleground
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states. who would you rather have dinner with? this morning, the new abc news/"washington post" poll confirms that convention bounce for the president. before the democratic convention, romney led the president by one point. now, the president opening up that six-point lead over mitt romney among registered voters. and for the first time, the president is ahead on this question. who do you trust to handle the economy? president, 47%, to romney's 45%. and this time, a simple question that goes directly to likability. who would you rather have dinner with? 52% said president obama. 33%, mitt romney. and a question with a powerful metaphor this election, who would you rather captain a ship? 46% saying the president, three points ahead of mitt romney. romney arrives here in nevada today, after stopping in ohio, where he blasted the economy on theconomy. and began talking about god this way on the stump. >> i will not take god out of my heart. i will not take god out of the
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public square. and i will not take it out of the platform of my party. >> reporter: romney also attacking the president on spending. meantime, in his new book, "the price of politics," bob woodward details the strive between the president and the congressional republicans. the president mistakenly calling paul ryan jack ryan. >> i might have modified some of it so that we could leave more negotiations open because i do think that they felt like we were trying to embarrass them. we made a mistake. >> reporter: of course, paul ryan, not jack ryan, now mitt romney's running mate. he's begun debate prep to take on joe biden in the debates. the debates will be extremely important. the next big chance for a game change in this race, george? >> that's right. romney taking so much time on that. we are turning now to the man who got the interview, you
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just heard bob woodward, the author of "the price of politics" going on bookstores shelves today. you say that presidents largely work their will. but you reach the conclusion, in this case, in this struggle, barack obama did not. >> yes. simply because our financial house is not in order, of the -- the big debate last year about the debt ceiling and whether the u.s. government is going to be able to pay its bills. it isn't over. we're going to be right back in that soup in december and january. and this isn't a budget issue or a credit rating issue. this is -- is the government going to have its money to pay its bills? and in the end, that's the president's job, yes. it's congress' job, too. but there's such a thing as presidential leadership. >> as you know, the white house takes exception to the
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conclusion. yesterday, jay carney, the white house press secretary, that you said the president lacked the stamina in the relationships to get this done. here's what jay carney said yesterday. >> it's a funny conclusion to reach, given how many hours the president spent with the leaders of congress of both parties in this these negotiations. i'm not sure what imagine tall past people are invoking that they imagine accomplishments were achieved in policy matters at a dinner in georgetown. it doesn't happen. >> your response? >> look, it's quite obvious that obama has a distance from these people. he doesn't spend the time. he hasn't built the relationships. and those human relationships matter. you know, it's interesting that it is the anniversary of 9/11 today. and as you may recall, five weeks before 9/11, george bush received that top-secret
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briefing, the warning, bin laden determined to strike in the united states. they didn't do enough. in the sense, this book is a warning document. we're right back in the problem. and this can affect everyone in a very serious way. >> but as you know, a lot of your critics have said, the president was facing an implacable foe. the republicans on a crusade. what should voters take away? we're only 56 days away. you studied this for a couple of years. what should voters take away going to the polls? >> they can look at it. people have read it the other way and said, the republicans are a brick wall, which they are. and it's really hard to get around them. but you know, world war ii was hard to win. but president roosevelt made sure that we won it. and that's what presidents are there for.
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and it depends on how high you're going to raise the bar and what your level of expectation is. and i think the public should have the highest expectation of their leaders. >> bob woodward, "the price of politics" goes on sale today. amy? >> george, thank you. now, to the stunning survival story. a 19-year-old fisherman stranded at sea over a day, clinging to life in a tiny plastic bin. john muller is here. what a story. >> reporter: what a story, amy. an incredible story. a young alaskan fisherman and his friend lucky to be alive this morning. when their quest for a perfect catch almost turns into the deadliest one. look at this incredible image. that's ryan harris floating in the middle of the alaskan sea, in a fish bin. after 26 hours huddled inside, this is the moment the coast guard finally reached him, miles
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off the coast of sitka, alaska. harris and his crew mate, 40-year-old stoney huffman had been out fishing friday, when an 8-foot wave crashed into their 28-foot boat. both tossed into the icy waters. no lifeboats, no life vests and no radios. harris was able to climb into the fish bin. huffman eventually found one of the two survival suits floating in the boat's wreckage. >> if you don't have survival gear and you're in the water, this man's in a fish tote, which is what probably saved his life. >> reporter: meanwhile, the 19-year-old was floating further out to sea. i never thought i was going to die, harris told a local paper. for one full day and one sleepless night, he floated. i gave myself a pep talk. repeating these words. i'm ryan hunter harris. and i'm not going to die here. and he was right. after his buddy washed up on the
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beach, he direed rescue teams toward his friend. just a few blisters from gripping that bin and a small cut are his only injuries. and this morning, he is grateful to balive and on land. it took several trips to find harris. it is truly a miracle they are back home in their bed. >> it truly is remarkable. it was such a small crate. it was blue, the color of the ocean. amazing they found him. >> rudolph the red-nosed reindeer kept them going. how about that? >> a little toy in the middle of the ocean. thanks very much. we're going to turn to the verdict in the courtroom clash between two las vegas titans. a jury monday slammed "girls gone wild" creator joe francis, for a $20 million fine, for claiming publicly that the casino mogul, steve wynn, was trying to have him killed. linsey davis is here. >> reporter: these two have been
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in and out of court duking it out for years. it started with francis not wanting to pay a $2 million gamble debt. that $2 million has now become a $20 million judgment against him. >> $10 million. $3 million. >> reporter: the verdict read like a ringing bell at the end of a heavyweight fight. steve wynn, the vegas billionaire, known for his gambling empire, has emerged from the latest round, not only victorious, but $20 million richer, after duking it out in a defamation lawsuit against "girls gone wild" creator, joe francis. francis told jurors, wynn made a death threat against him in an e-mail. a message seen by quincy jones. wynn sued francis, saying it was false. and that the 39-year-old was ruining his reputation. >> i have to say, joe francis, the most reprehensible character, in my 70 years of living. >> reporter: but francis stuck by his story. even repeating the accusation in an exclusive interview with abc
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news late last month. >> they said that he was going to hit me in the back of the head with a shovel and bury me in the desert. >> reporter: but that story unraveled in court. >> did you ever see an e-mail from anyone that said steve wynn will kill joe francis? >> no. >> reporter: late monday, jurors sided with wynn, awarding him $20 million. $11 million of that based just on the abc news interview. the jury calling it slander. francis is reportedly worth $150 million. on top of the $20 million verdict from monday, the jury could still decide to hit francis with punitive damages. that could be an additional $60 million. costing him more than half of his entire net worth. >> this is "encore." >> reporter: for team wine that's worth an estimated $2.5 billion, who says he will take the money from francis but won't keep it. >> any money i get in this case,
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is going to go to the abused women charity and wounded warriors. >> reporter: francis says he expects the verdict to be overturned on appeal. he says the judge made two errors. one of which, was to allow the new claim of slander, based on the "gma" interview that francis did after the trial started. the jury will return to court to see if they awill award punitive damages. but francis saying it isn't over yet. >> saving it for the courtroom. now, let's go to josh, a special message from robin. >> we're turning to our friend, robin. all of us here, our love and best wishing back out you through our little toes, as she begins her medical treatment. everyone that is a part of team robin can follow her progress on her blog. she just posted a new message. want you to take a look. our beloved friend posted this photo and note on her blog moments before she headed to the hospital monday to begin her
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treatment. with a smile and peaceful eyes, she writes, the journey continues today, as i head to the hospital and begin the process of returning to full health. and close to her heart, she held a photo of two people whose spirits will be with her every step of the way. she writes, holding a picture of my two guardian angels, mom and dad. as momma used to say, we all got something. friends, family, "gma" viewers, all reached out to robin, sharing their experiences and wishing her blessings. grateful to those who shared their stories with me, robin writes. lifting you up, as you have for me. this, too, shall pass. and just like robin, she's not sweating the small stuff. oh, by the way, as my friend india ary sings, i am not my hair. onward and upward. blessings to all. peaceful eyes and perhaps eyes that were a little tired. again, as we sent her off sunday
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night, sunday night did become monday morning. but off she goes. and for more on robin's journey, you can go to goodmorningamerica.com/robin. time, now, for a look at the weather. again, ginger zee, in for sam champion. >> good morning to everybody. i want to say good morning to robin, too. all of us on team robin. i want to begin with a wildfire threat. listen to this. 100 new small wildfires. and 29 major ones, including the one there in casper, that you're seeing video of. i'll leave you with what we have in dire danger. tulsa, omaha, included today. your local forecasts, coming up in 30 seconds. >> good morning.
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here is a beautiful look of the atomic. degrees in the district. we will be warming up slowly. 61 at 8:00 a.m.. 71 at noon. 77 by 4:00 p.m. taking a look at your seven-day forecast, we will get back into tomorrow. a high of 85 on thursday. dry >> 54 in new york city. last time we did that, june 6th. that's a freezing mark up there. want to point that out. a little chilly. >> it's nice here. coming up on "gma," moment of crisis. what happened when the 1-year-old son of chris powell got carjacked? the nanny making a daring
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nation pausing today to remember one of the worst days in our history. a live picture to share with the the world trade center site city. york ago terrorists crashed into the powers. nearly 3000 people died. silencell be moments of time those events took place. on good morning washington, president obama will the pentagon this anniversary.rk the when thee died crashed into the building. other ceremonies area today. news channel 8 will have much in an in-ng up depth report in a few minutes. on theget a check commute. >> we are going to take a look river road.ay near moving. getting report of an accident on loop tour the legion bridge. man evolved a tree that came n a vehicle. slow.
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-- make in of all but a trade that came down on a vehicle. -- involve. onto the freeway. and here is a look at the weather. morning.tiful e clear skies. of sunshine. degrees. forecast today, looking for skies.sunny 83.o a gradual warming up throughout week.st of the up into theback 80s. be around 81. 8 right week ahead. chance of thunderstorms late weekend. >> thank you. we are back at 7:56. thank you for watching.
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you're looking at pictures of our good friend chris powell's 1-year-old son, cash. they were terrified after their suv was carjacked with cash and his nanny inside. her quick thinking saved both of their lives. chris powell is here with us, and we'll talk to him in a couple of minutes. we say good morning, as robin begins her treatment. great to have amy robach with us. >> thank you. will and kate kick off their trip to asia, with an emotional tribute to princess diana today. what do you say you get ready? i hear the boots are made for
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walk. she'll be walking off the red carpet and to our desk. >> we have a new desk here. >> can't decide if it's a crescent moon or a pickle. perhaps a fava bean is right. our new co-host. >> the one and only jessica simpson. she is backstage cramming, getting ready for -- well, there's lots to be getting ready for. we made extra coffee for her. she is sitting in for our robin roberts momentarily. >> thank you, guys. now, to that frightening ordeal for chris powell. when his 1-year-old son, cash, and his nanny were carjacked, the nanny made a split-second decision that saved their lives. and paula faris is here. i guess an ipad cracked the case? >> reporter: an ipad and an iphone. the carjacker who is a member of a dangerous gang, is behind bars this morning. but for the family, tragedy was
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averted, thanks to a quick-thinking nanny and modern technology. >> he is transformed. and he certainly doesn't look like this anymore. >> reporter: we've seen chris powell and his wife, heidi, on "extreme makeover: weight loss edition." week after week, changing people's lives. >> i'm done. >> no, you're not. let's go. >> reporter: it was their lives that was rocked last week when heidi's suv was carjacked, with their 1-year-old son, cash, and his nanny inside. >> he said, get out of the car or i'll kill you and the baby. >> reporter: cash and his nanny were in the backseat of heidi's burke enclave when a man approached. >> luckily, she remembered to grab the baby. in that situation, who's to say what you remember and what you don't remember to do. >> reporter: the suspect drove off. but technology would be his undoing. police used tracking soft ware to locate and disable the
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vehicle. >> the car wasn't more than 2 1/2 miles away. they were able to stop the criminal, stop him dead in his tracks in the car. he hopped out by foot. >> reporter: but the carjacker grabbed heidi's ipad when he fled the car. heidi and the police used the find my ipad application. and they had the suspect in custody. our nanny is so amazing. she quickly responded and got cash to safety. she's a rock star hero. >> cash is save. caitlin's safe. we got our car back, which i didn't care about and i had completely written off. i feel so grateful and so lucky. >> reporter: now, the powells have said they're beyond grateful for the response of their nanny, the mesa p.d., and for modern technology that kept their family safe. if you have an iphone or ipad and did not download those apps,
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think we gave you reason to. >> thanks so much. and chris powell joins us live right now. thanks for being with us. >> you bet. good morning. >> good morning. we're so relieved, obviously, that your entire family is safe. but remarkably, i understand, you were actually on the phone with your wife, heidi, when this was all happening. what was that conversation like? >> i'm out here in the midwest. i was in milwaukee. and just talking with her on the phone. and i hear our nanny come running through the door, screaming. he's going to kill me. he's going to kill me and the baby. of course, you can imagine, i'm thinking what the heck is going on? and i hear heidi calm her down and say, tell me what happened. talk to me. she calmed her down. as i started to hear the details, i started to panic because it was such a helpless feeling for me, being thousands of miles away. immediately, we got on the phone with police and with onstar. and we put everything into motion. that's how it happened. >> the story is incredible. i want to know, how is cash
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doing? how is caitlin doing? >> cash didn't skip a beat. he's more upset that somebody took his ipad. and she was shaken up. you know, for at least several hours after that. but she's with family and friends now. everybody is safe. everyone is unharmed. we are just so grateful. >> that's fantastic news. and speaking of being grateful, i know your wife, heidi, tweeted her thanks to the mesa police department, calling them the true heros in this case. what do you want to say to them? >> oh, my gosh. from the bottom of my heart. thank you so much for your immediate response. and the way you treated my family with such kindness and compassion. we cannot thank you enough. we truly are forever grateful. >> and we mentioned, technology played a huge role in all of this. onstar, and the ipad and the iphone. who knew technology could save lives? >> i know, right? it adds a whole new level of
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security. at the same time, we can't stress enough, just being aware of our surroundings. this happens hundreds of times every day. the more we can be aware and the safer we're going to be. at the same time, the advancements of technology are incredible these days. it's really cool stuff. >> do you know if your family was targeted in this case? or was this a random act of violence? >> you know, we believe it and the police department, they believe it was completely random. they actually have a truck driving by slowly. and you can see outside of the salon. a truck driving by slowly. as it passes, it's almost like a gentleman comes out from the top of the screen. almost like they were casing the neighborhood, looking for an opportunity. it was completely random. >> after going through this whole ordeal, i know you have advice for other people out there. this does happen. >> absolutely. it seems like we spend so much of our time with our faces down in our iphones. that's the number one victim of
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these kinds of crimes are completely unaware. the more we can be aware of our surroundings, especially in parking lots and dark, unlit areas, it's better. if we do find ourselves in this position, just let them have whatever they want because nothing is more precious than our life and the life of loved ones. if it does happen, it's important to be aware. you know, know the description of the individual. take the age, weight, height, gender, everything we can get to make an accurate description to the police. >> we're so glad everyone is safe and sound. and you got your property back, too. chris powell, thanks so much. we appreciate it. >> thank you. time, now, for the weather. in for sam champion is ginger zee this morning. >> good morning, everybody. tropical storm leslie. we haven't been talking about it in the u.s. so much. it's about to make landfall, a few hours away from newfoundland. from boston, to coastal new england, going to see rough
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surf. high winds. and the rip currents are dangerous all the way to the carolinas. if you have any plans to go that way beach-wise. we have to talk about the storms. monsoonal flow. big-time rain some places in the tucson area had up to three inches yesterday. >> the weather is so great here. next couplem in the days. in jolie this beautiful weather. -- if enjoy. >> this weather report, brought to you by capital one. and i have to mention, yesterday, we had the first signs, early, of snow, in denali. >> you don't have to mention that. it's september. >> you're welcome. >> thank you. coming up, brand-new
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we're back, now, with will and kate, the world's most glamorous couple, kicking off a whirlwind tour of southeast asia and the south pacific. the couple starting with a visit to the national orchid garden in singapore, where a tribute to princess diana blooms. >> reporter: the duke and duchess of cambridge landed just
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a little while ago. there's been excitement, energy and crowds. the global superstars touched down in singapore after a long flight from london. the anticipation has been building here for weeks. today, it peaked. >> it was like christmas last night. >> it was uplifting. exciting. >> it's away from the oppressiveness of the recessions d the euro isis. >> reporter: as much as the crowdsed a miles an hour prince william, it is kate who always seems to command the most attention. >> i think they're really excited to see a real princess. >> reporter: and her fashion choices influence millions around the globe. >> kate. i think she has a really nice personality. very charming. >> reporter: today, the dazzling duchess war a pink dress by one of her favorite designers, j jennie packem.
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the visit to singapore is the start of an eight-day tour. wrapping up in the island nation of tuhulu, where will and kate will stay at this estate. some are calling it a second honeymoon. inside the garden this morning, a poignant moment, where they got the first glimpse of a flower named for princess diana. she died just weeks before she was scheduled to visit here. many people told me that when the couple landed, they didn't know where they were going to be going. now they're in town, they will give more details on where they're expected next. we expect the crowds to get bigger and louder. >> thank you, bob. coming up, we have josh and "the play of the day." allegedly, it will have you gritting your teeth. and superstar jessica simpson,
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coming up, there she is, backstage. jessica simpson, cramming. getting ready to join us as our special guest host. >> live and in hd, this is an abc 7 news update. >> good morning. it is 7:56. i am cynne simpson. the two convicted in south capitol street shootings will be sentenced today. they all face up to life in prison. in mayere found guilty charges. and other investigators looking for the tased teenage girl
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♪ these boots are made for walking ♪ this morning, megastar, jessica simpson joins us live. as "gma's" very first, very special guest host. >> i'm getting ready. >> the singer, actress, fashion mogul and new mom has been studying hard. and is now about to take on the world of morning television. >> don't forget the coffee. >> she's here. she's excited. and she's ready to tackle her "gma" guest hosting duties. what a great crowd out there
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in times square. so excited for jessica simpson, joining team robin this morning, as she starts her mical treatment. it's great to have you here. >> thank you. it's so great to be here. it's an honor to be here for robin. >> we're glad to have you here for robin. everything's okay? >> it's chaos. it's a lot of information really early. >> we got a glimpse of you backstage. you were cramming this morning. >> i was. i was studying. you know? i have big shoes to fill today. >> let's look at your time backstage. >> no eggs near josh. i'll have to call george on that one. hello, george. george, what's this with the eggs? >> absolutely true. we've been talking about it for the last ten minutes. >> i didn't know he had problems with eggs. >> it's a hard-boiled egg. >> because it smells like gas.
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>> and also, no french roast coffee around josh. >> i'm with you on that, too. >> it's very difficult to work with. >> what else? >> no eggs for me on the morning show. >> did you get inside scoop on anybody else? >> no. i wikipediaed, you were a diver. >> yes. >> there will be no demonstrations this hour. even for robin. not happening. okay. you feel good about this? >> i do. >> are you ready for your first tease? >> i'm ready for my first tease because two of our favorite men are here. richard gere and "project runway's" tim gunn. we're also going to be talking about a new controversial trend that's happening in college sororities. coeds are shelling out big money. not to get jobs but to help them
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get into the sororities of their choice. we have a lot of news, as well. josh, let's get started with that. >> it is a day to remember here. we're going to begin with a different kind of commemoration for it, as we mark the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. as we take a look, ground zero in the shadow of the new freedom tower rising in downtown manhattan. the names of those who died in the world trade center towers 11 years ago will be read this morning. but for the first time, no politicians will speak at the ceremony. it is now a families-only event. meanwhile, at the pentagon this morning, a massive american flag has been unfurled over the side of the building, of course, struck by the airplane. while president obama is attending today's memorial service there. in pennsylvania, vice president biden speaking at the flight 93 memorial near shanksville. an agreement has been
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finalized to complete the memorial tower in manhattan. it will now continue. the obama and romney campaigns pulled their ads off of the airwaves today, in respect of the solemn day. the polls show the president with a small lead over romney. and new concerns about a security risk inside the nation's hospitals. government regulators found 80% of hospitals that store radioactive materials do not do enough to protect them. those materials, used to treat cancer patients, could be used by terrorists to create dirty bombs. and health experts telling healthy women not to undergo routine screening for ovarian cancer. doctors say the tests do nothing to prevent the disease. and may lead to false positives. as always, consult your doctor always. police in san jose, california, have released this dramatic surveillance video,
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showing this woman being carjacks and run over in broad daylight. she is okay. suffered only minor injuries. and police are hoping this video will lead to more tips about the suspect's whereabouts. here's our diane sawyer with a preview of tonight's "world news." diane? >> hello, josh. great to talk to you. so, here's a question. is there a way to be a power player at work and have a lot more energy whatever you're doing? well, we're going to tell you about the secret of a lot of people all around us. and the price they are paying. be sure to watch tonight on "world news." >> as you know, diane, the secret here is caffeine and lots and lots of it. i know, man. the other secret is "pop news." you know about "pop news," right? >> i know i'm part of it. >> can you give her the honorary -- >> would you like something a
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lot, give it a little ding. >> or if you hear a pun. or if something annoys you. >> it annoys me. or if something i like? >> either one. >> just ring it. whenever you feel it. >> all right, everybody. we begin this morning with george michael. he's made pop music history, by performing at an unlikely venue. the opera house in paris, a stage usually reserved for classical music and opera. the singer is in the midst of a comeback, after trouble with the law and his health. proving that anything is possible, you just have to have faith. thank you. >> i like that pun. >> there's more where that came from. i knew i liked you. his tour is -- he's on tour through december. the proceeds of which go towards the fight against aids. we're glad to hear he's doing well. lady gaga knows how to turn heads with her fashion choices. we've seen the egg, right?
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we remember the meat dress. but this one, and this one takes the cake. the wedding cake. come on, hit it. gaga left her something blue at home, but painted the town red in london. the scoop that the wedding dress she was wearing was a royal tribute to princess diana and the dress she wore at her wedding. our fashion expert at our desk, do you think this is a trend that will work? wearing wedding-inspired fashion out on the town? >> i think gaga is one of the only people that can pull that off. you know? you do always feel beautiful in a wedding dress. so, why not? >> so, she's on to something. thank you very much. also in "pop news," if you've got it, flaunt it. just ask carmen dell'orefice. did i say that right? >> yes, you do. >> she is the world's oldest supermodel. 81, i dare say, is the new 30.
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she's getting more bookings than girls six decades younger than her. she strutted her stuff during fashion week. she may be serving as a bit of a mentor for an aspiring fashion designer. there she is with ryan lochte. they were front and center. carmen, just to give you an idea -- >> hold on. what is ryan doing at a fashion show? >> he's trying to get his own fashion line going? >> of speedos? >> it's a follow-up-free zone. >> we had him on "gaa." >> was he naked? >> he pulled his shirt up. >> he was shirtless. >> and didn't have to twist his arm. >> nope. >> i said can you -- and it us
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up. carmen got her start in 1947, age of 15, on the cover of "vogue." >> she's fabulous. remember that romantic song from the movie "top gun," "take my breath away." the bad breath tester does what it suggests. it uses a gas sensor to range your breath. 0 to 4, with 4 being a serious problem. in case that isn't clear enough, there's a cartoon face that looks disgusted to drive the point home if your breath is bad. this confidence-booster or killer costs $30. or spend $2 on breath mints. >> or spend zero dollars and know that your breath is really bad. >> i wish it was that easy. you know? >> sometimes you don't know. >> spend $30. >> a toothbrush never hurts. >> at least i'm not scared of
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breath mints. >> and that's "pop news." >> we spent a lot of time on that. let's get to ginger zee and the weather. >> we're getting a taste of autumn in the air. did you know it was the third-hottest summer on record for the u.s.? >> i had no idea. >> a "pop news" question right here. and you're from? >> san diego, california. >> everybody watching "gma" this morning. we have to start with some heat because there quite a bit of it out there. tuesday's highs, that's today. 92, dallas. pierre will be 87. >> hello. and nice pleasant start this morning. cloudless sky. temperatures are warming up. we are starting in the 50s and 40s.
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simpson. her life turned upside down this year, but in the best possible way. >> best possible way. >> the birth of her little girl, maxwell drew. before we talk, let's look at what makes jessica jessica. ♪ i want to love you forever >> reporter: we full in love with jessica simpson, the moment we heard her voice. ♪ i think i'm in love >> reporter: in 1999, the texas native burst on the music scene, quickly becoming a household name. ♪ it's irresistible >> reporter: always charming. always irresistible. and always evolving. ♪ these boots were made for walking ♪ >> reporter: from actress. >> i think something bounced up into my undercarriage. >> reporter: to tv personality, on shows like "the price of beauty." she turned entrepreneur and fashion mogul in 2005, launching the jessica simpson collection,
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a clothing and accessories line worth a reported $1 billion. and after making her mark in every facet of the entertainment world, this all-american glamour girl took on her greatest role yet, motherhood. >> you might have a couple bowling balls in that stomach. are you sure you're not having twins? >> everyone is saying that to me. >> reporter: giving birth to a bundle of joy in may, daughter maxwell drew johnson. here is jessica. what a cute photo of maxwell there. >> i know. her little bikini. she's a complete poser. she posed when she had her bikini on. >> you've come a long way since you were the young christian singer. you're now a -- you have a billion dollar business. you're a fashion mogul. did you ever imagine when you started out in the entertainment world that you'd end up here? >> absolutely not. i just was singing. i had my fingers crossed, hoping
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for something big to happen. i'm still doing it, years and years later. but i think the proudest moment of my life right now is, by far, maxwell. she's my best accomplishment. >> you will start designing for her soon, as well. >> we will be doing baby. >> how did you get into fashion design? >> it's always been a passion of mine growing up. my mother and i would put different outfits together to go to school. i would always get best dressed. it was a natural segue into fashion. just having this platform of a career. it was natural for me to -- you know, i would have fans be, i want to wear what you're wearing. so, why not put my name on it? >> motherhood is coming natural to you. how is life now? i'm sure it's completely changed. >> life has completely changed.
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my priorities are very different. even my new york trip has been different. like, i want to be in bed by 10:00. >> sleep is the most important thing. >> i'm at new york, and i'm like 4:00 a.m. not anymore. >> that's feeding time. >> exactly. >> maxwell's nickname is moon face. how did she get that name? >> we haven't called her moon face in a really long time. but it was when she was born. she looked like the moon to us. that's was the first thing we thought of. who does she look more like? >> she is very calm. i think me and eric have a pretty calming presence about us. but she does have a little of my sister in her, i think. she has a little feistiness. >> you and your fiance, eric johnson, are you planning a wedding? >> we haven't started planning. we know what we want. we want maxwell to be there and enjoy it.
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we're going to get her through the first, you know, month of her life. and then, we'll do it. >> you had a tough nine months bringing maxwell into life. when it comes to the media, they went hard on you. i had the final insult when i was in pregnant, when that guard said, twins? i see you got the same thing? >> i got quadruplets. i got octomom. i got it all. a lot of people put pressure on me while i was pregnant. and i was so excited about having maxwell in my belly that i didn't pay much attention to it. but now, after having the baby, i've had to really focus and start training. and i joined weight watchers. >> you're doing well. you lost 40 pounds, right? >> more. >> more. good for you. and counting. i want to get to your brand-new fashion line here. you have a maternity collection. >> i do. i think everybody deserves to
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feel fashionable, especially somebody that's carrying a baby. >> in fact, let's bring out our first model. she is pregnant. and she's from your new line. look at that. she looks amazing. >> sexy momma. >> tell me what she's wearing. >> i love this cardigan. you can even wear it after you're pregnant. i think all of the shirts and the stripes, they're really flattering. i think flattering your belly is important. and the rauching. and the leggings are my favorite. >> i want to bring something out from your juniors collection and were tweens. ladies, come out. adorable. >> this denim jacket. and leopard, you can't go wrong with sweater. sweater everything. sweater leggings. >> i can't see the clothes
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because she's so pretty. >> jessica, i understand you're going to get instruction our control room. we have a special deal on "gma." it's going to test your anchoring skills. >> can you hear me? >> yes. >> i need you to talk to george, now. >> you need me to what? >> talk to george. >> hi, george. >> over here. >> what are we going to talk about? we're going to talk about the latest trend. you've got it done. you've got the tease. you've got the throw. we're going to turn to the latest campus trend. with fall term starting up again, all students are trying to figure out the right sorority. >> reporter: for decades, college women have competed to get into sororities. famous for the beautiful houses,
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depicted in hollywood films. >> i would like to live here, please. >> you have to be asked to live here. >> reporter: the criteria for getting in, shrouded in secrecy. >> they judge you on what you look like and what your clothes are like. >> reporter: meet this professional image consultant. >> i was thinking tank top, necklace and a skirt. >> reporter: she charges to help young women in video chats like this one. among her services, teaching young women what to wear and say during sorority rush week. >> the more she helped me prepare selling myself, i feel i have more of an edge on the competition. >> reporter: while she coaches clients from her manhattan office, these women coach young charges in and around alabama. their business is the 21st century's answer to finishing
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school. >> every young woman needs something to edify her, to uplift her. that's what we're doing. >> reporter: among the rush dos and don'ts, bring an emergency kit, that includes makeup and a rain slicker, so that party dress isn't ruined in a downpour. do know your audience. in the south, wearing black is a no-no. and lily pulitzer dresses are a plus. and don't forget goodcurricular. >> girls shouldn't feel like it's necessary to pay money to get into a sorority. girls will be just fine if they act who they are. >> reporter: and child psychiatrists worry that parents who hire consultants send the wrong message. >> it sends the message that the child is incompetent. and we must have a consultant. if you don't allow them to do
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that on their own, what will they ever do on their own. >> reporter: the consultants argue, they're not hurting anyone. >> you're giving your child only the best advantages when you're using a consultant. >> reporter: as for ari, two weeks after packing her bag, she skyped to share the big news. >> i'm so excited. this is such a dream come true. >> reporter: she is the first person in her family to attend a four-year american university. and to her, a sorority is synonymous with the college experience. hiring a college consultant isn't much different than hiring a tutor to help you with a test. >> thanks very much. coming up, a lot of guys that don't play around. richard gere, tim gunn, and carson kressley. plus, jessica simpson.
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>> live and in hd, this is an abc 7 news update. i am steve chenevey. it is september 11. marking september 11 with 8 event at the plaza. president obama will take part ceremony at the pentagon the morning to mark anniversary. in one hour. when a hijacked plane crashed into the pentagon. ceremonies this morning in new city, shanksville peoplevania for the killed there.
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] great crowd here in times square. a brisk tuesday morning. we have our special guest host, jessica simpson. >> it's a great crowd in here. >> it is. >> oh, yes. this is where i say it. this is where i say it. what am i saying? >> wait for it. >> oh, good morning, america. >> yeah. >> wow. i'm an amateur. "project runway's" tim gunn, points his finger at the best
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and worst in fashion. and we're also excited to have richard gere here with us today. >> there he is. a great new movie called "arbitrage." a little shoutout to mom. oscar buzz developing on this one. >> i think -- they don't like that, right? that makes them nervous. it's really good. are we ready? carson? lara? amy? >> i'm so ready. >> carson, we'll get to you in a moment. first, we want to get going here with our special guest. it's the ultimate jess test, in honor of jessica simpson being here. i know you have a great deal with weight watchers. how is that going? >> it is going amazing. i think weight watchers is one of the easiest, best lifestyle plans you can go to lose weight. >> you know what else helps? if you have a long mic.
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>> yeah. >> are you ready to be quizzed? >> my buzzer doesn't work. >> oh, no. >> then just raise your hand. all right? >> make some noise. >> we've been talking about jessica's little girl, maxwell drew this morning. who is she named after? is it "a"? >> we haven't gotten to "c." >> is it max factor? nancy drew or her grandmother? >> grandmother. >> i was supposed to use the buzzer. >> nancy drew? >> what's the answer? >> why don't you take the next one. >> all of the answer to be read. >> okay. >> what is currently the most popular girl's name? olivia? emma? or sofia? >> i'm going to say emma. >> you are correct. >> yes. what do i win?
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>> kill the prompter. carson's cheating. here's another one for us. here's another one for you. how many diapers does a baby go through in a year? is it "a," 1,500, 2,900, or 1 million diapers? >> "c." >> i rang my buzzer first. >> here's the deal. if you ring your buzzer before i totally read the question, you are not allowed to answer the question. it's very rude. jessica, why don't you take this one? >> i'm sorry. >> what team was josh on when he was in college? >> is it -- >> basketball? cheerleading? or water polo? >> cheerleading. cheerleading. >> no. >> you were a cheerleader? >> yes, i was. >> you were? >> no. >> i was having a fun image in my head, though.
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>> let that go. let's see something -- >> look at you. >> at what major sporting event did -- do not, carson, touch that buzzer. where did she sing "god bless america." the world series? the super bowl? was it the nba finals? >> super bowl. >> i wish. >> no. >> the nba finals. >> no. it was the world series. it was the world series. >> i knew it wasn't a football game. >> they only respect it when you read them. take number six. >> okay. i'm a huge tex-mex fan. now that i'm on weight watchers, i have to be healthy about the things to choose. what are the healthiest things to order?
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>> shrimp fajitas. >> amy. >> that's the right answer. >> that's cheating. >> guys, seriously. seriously. i beg of you, don't ring the buzzer until the question's read. here we go. one more. they say exhaustively in my ear. let's take a look at little maxwell in her bikini. while i ask you this. what year did the bikini come out? 1926. was it 1946? was it 1966? and how cute is maxwell in the bikini? >> maxwell is gorgeous. and it's "a." >> that's right. amy robach. for all this fun and so much more, learn about jessica simpson on the jessica simpson app. >> i just launched today.
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>> congratulations. >> it's a social media thing i'm doing. i'm communicating with my fans. >> only here can you communicate. >> i know. >> remember what a great co-host i was for the game show. let's head outside for, in for sam champion today, ginger zee. >> we want to be part of the quiz. the quiz continues. who is the best co-host we've ever had here? >> jennifer -- >> jessica. >> jessica. >> what's your name? >> shay. >> we want to say good morning to everybody. let's get right into the forecast, beginning with the cold. we keep talking about it you are used to it in canada. 54, philadelphia, this morning. that's not going to be around for long. you will warm up a little a as we go through the >> it is the time of the year
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temperatures change a lot. the air is very dry. working our way up the scale. 61 degrees in d.c. >> now, for the next new months, we're going to be partnering with to talk to the designer of the 9/11 memorial. >> i became a new yorker because of what happened here. and i wanted to capture that and create a place that allowed people to come together to be here, to reflect on what happened here and not alone, but as a community. and a public space, where people gather. >> you can see more of his reflection on the 9/11 memorial on goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! let's head back into the studio.
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>> all right. coming up here, "project runway's" tim gunn, who is here to keep you looking great. go nowhere.
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welcome back. without tim gunn, would we ever be able to make it work? his new must-have reference book for every fashionista hits shelves today.
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it's called "tim gunn's fashion bible." it covers everything, from togas to t-shirts. he does not love them all. he's here to tell us all about it. >> thank you, lara. it's a pleasure to be here with you. especially someone as fashionable as you. >> thank you. that's a giant compliment. in the book, you talk about the biggest fashion crimes in history. tell us what you believe it is. >> actually, there's so many of them. for me, it's an item of footwear. the ubiquitous croc, i must say. as long as we've been walking, we've been putting things on our feet. but this is a major step backwards. >> i hope mario batali has ear muffs on now? he loves them. >> does he wear them on the red carpet? >> think he's always wearing them. >> well. >> i'll tet you up for an appointment. >> i may have to talk to mario. >> you also talk about
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capri-length cargo pants as a do not. >> i don't understand why they're so popular. i shouldn't say that. i get it. when you're wearing a pair of cargo capri pants, the only thing you have to worry about fitting is the waist. but they make you look visually shorter. >> if you're going for the bohemian, make it full-length? >> exactly. >> what is the difference as you talk between the cleopatra or the helen? we have our inner. >> this is about dresses, specifically. and about tracing the lineage of dressing. if you like drape dresses, they go back to ancient egypt. and i cite helen of troy as the fashion icon. if you like tailored clothes, you would go to cleopatra. >> i'm a little cleopatra. i want to talk about the big
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fashion moments. and the cast of "dynasty" is among them. >> the cast of "dynasty," defined the '80s. how over the top was all that? the exaggerated shoulder pads. the bigger than life power suit. >> and everything old is new again. >> a modify version, we're seeing all of it. >> we are. >> what's your fatakeaway fashi advice for this season right now? >> in terms of what to run out and buy? >> so many women do not own a blazer. they're running around in jeans and t-shirts. go find a fashionable blazer. they come in a myriad of styles and colors. >> "the fashion bible," it is out today. thank you so much. thank you for teaching us about our inner helen of troy or cleopatra. when we come back, on top of tim, richard gere is with us,
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with a terrific, new movie. stay with us on "good morning america."
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on this 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we pause, now, to remember that moment, when the first plane hit the world trade center. ♪ the land of the free and the home of the brave ♪ [ bell tolls ]
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>> a bell tolls. and we remember the victims of those attacks, 11 years ago today. and we're back, now, in the studio, with our next guest, richard gere. it's hard not to get caught up in that, richard. that moment seems so fresh. were you in washington then? >> i was here. i was here in new york. >> i forgot this was the 11th until this morning. i was on my way to a retreat up in massachusetts. i left early in the morning. you remember, it was the most beautiful day. >> just like today. >> and it was such a beautiful day. i left like 7:00 in the morning. i was driving up to massachusetts.
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it was such a beautiful day. i didn't even want the radio on. so, three hours later, i'm up there. and i come into this retreat that's on a lake. and everyone is stunned. i don't know what's going on. >> you knew nothing? >> i knew nothing until i got there because i had the radio off. they started to tell me what was going on. i couldn't call back home. the phone wasn't working. the cell wasn't working. i finally got through to the family. and everyone was okay. >> that's what everybody was doing that day. take sure your family is okay. thank you for sharing that. i do want to move on to your movie. "arbitrage." >> the movie is not easy. >> this is something ripped out of the headlines. it recalls the bernie madoff scandal. you play a wall street titan, a benevolent billionaire on the outside. but on the inside, your world seems to be crashing in on you. >> i don't know if he's a billionaire, by the way.
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>> he's not quite a billionaire. >> he's wealthy, yeah. you know, when we made the movie, bernie madoff was kind of the archetype of everybody's idea of corruption, and money, funds, greed, and all that. by the time, the movie was released, it had gone past bernie madoff, who was obviously a very sick man. and now, we're seeing all these bankers and fund managers, who are more like us. they're more normal people, certainly living at a different stratosphere. but make the same kind of moral bad decisions. >> one of the things you get into, are the masters of the universe, also try to create their own moral universe. >> yeah. one thing about this movie, but people think -- you and i and probably the 400 people who are here, we think we can compartmentalize our morality. and in business we can be this,
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at home we can be this. and our other relationships. it doesn't work that way. our actions, our thoughts, our morality, resonates through every part of our lives. >> they're all connected. talking to my producer, kate, about this early this morning. she says one of the things you pull off here in the character, is everyone is watching this thing, knowing at some level, your character's a very bad guy. but you're also rooting for him. >> i've had close friends come up to me who were really angry with me because they were rooting for the guy. although, as you say, no. this guy makes very bad decisions. if you really look at the film, there's nobody in this film that doesn't make some bad decisions. from the cops. >> one of them is your wife. >> absolutely. if you look at her actions and where she's coming from. you know, she's gotten very comfortable with the lifestyle. >> let's show a little of that.
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susan sarandon. >> how do you think i've tolerated all this? >> tolerated? what about me? what about the complaining. the unhappiness. the drinking. the shopping. the trainers. everything. yes, the charities. the wonderful, charities. how do you think i pay for them? >> she wanted to cut that scene because i listed 50 things. i was making too good of a case. we had to pull some out. >> it is getting such great reviews all across the country. you know, at the peak of your power right now. also getting honored, i saw at the zurich film festival. how does it feel to get the lifetime achievement awards? >> it's a little premature. mid life. but these are the dinosaur awards. you have to be of a certain age and they start giving you this stuff. but it's very nice.
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it's very generous and very loving. especially the european ones. the festivals that i've been to. i think europeans are -- the whole town comes out. like san sebastian, the whole town, the whole region comes out. it's just filled with love and affection. >> the movie's going to be a big hit. "arbitrage" comes out friday. richard, thank you very much. we'll be right back. [ chee
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and we have a -- jessica simpson, who was such a hit this morning, our first guest host joining team robin. >> that's right. we have a baby present for her for maxwell. "good morning america." >> that's cute. before we go, as well, carson kressley, back to talk about a very good cause tomorrow. he's going to host "superheros among us", an event by the american humane association. carson, you brought a couple friends with you? >> i did. this is stella and daniel. hey, kids. everybody loves dogs and pets in america. but a lot of people don't realize the heroic work they do. service dogs. guide dogs for the blind. military dogs. search and rescue dogs. they're going to be honored tomorrow night at a kickoff event and it benefits the
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american humane association. >> it's the hero dogs awards, to be held in los angeles, october 6th. thank you very much. >> you're so welcome. >> jessica, you made it out here. did you have fun? >> i did. i had a great time. >> we brought this for you, too. >> thank you so much. "good morning america." >> thanks a lot. have a great day, everyone. >> have a great day, everybody. >> live and in hd, this is an abc 7 news update.
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>> good morning. it is 8:56. i am steve chenevey. on tuesday september 11. convicted in the 2010 capitol street shootings will be sentenced today. they all face up to life in prison. guilty in maynd of murder and other charges in shootings that left four dead. also, funeral services to be held for art modell, the former owner died last week. he was 87 years old. they pay tribute to him during his season opener last night. a home game in baltimore. we want to get a check on your morning commute. europe is steve. here we are on 395. slow all the way up to the 14th bridge. is at duke street. delays continue. accident in the hov lanes. was cleared.
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still slow on i-95 to the interchange. and delays of 2 river road accident involving a cleared away. >> thank you very much. first, take a look at the beautiful sky. arlington, 60 degrees. not even see any commodity. a bone.y as the high-temperature -- 78 to 83 with light winds. up into the 80s tomorrow. beautiful sunny weather through the west of the week. some -- possible thunderstorms sunday. thank you for watching. "live with kelly and michael" is next. "live with kelly and michael" is next. [ male announcer ] for the dreamers...
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